TLR 102: bardo pond shone like a ton LP + download
LP released march 25, 2014 in a limited edition of 648 copies. out of print.
available for streaming or as a direct digital download from bandcamp.
bardo pond were more than happy to do it themselves in their earliest days as a band. they recorded and self-released a handful of cassette-only albums to serve as merch table offerings as well booking demos. each of these cassettes offered a real-time snapshot of where bardo pond started sonically, each containing a primordial ooze of swampy, sludgey psych blues, demonstrating the essential DNA that has become bardo pond’s multi-decade calling card. over the years a few of these cassettes have surfaced as band-issued CDRs and the like. however, 1992’s shone like a ton has never been reissued apart from those old, original cassette copies. this vinyl edition of this album marks the material’s first wide release, first vinyl release, and first digital release. three lobed recordings is proud to release shone like a ton in conjunction with refulgo, a collection of bardo pond’s earliest singles and compilations tracks (TLR-101) and, for all intents and purposes, as a discount "bonus" LP to orders of refulgo.
shone like a ton is from an edition of 648 copies and is pressed on 140 gram dutch vinyl by record industry. the album is housed within a full color sleeve. the album is accompanied by a download coupon for DRM-free digital files of the downloader's choice. the material on shone like a ton was remastered by michael gibbons and patrick klem. shone like a ton was released on march 25, 2014. visit the bandcamp site for this album for streaming.